About Gonzalo Cortes
My name is Gonzalo and I have been a music teacher for over 20 years. Currently I teach flute at Miss Porter's School, UCONN Community School of the Arts and Trinity College as well as Music and Arts.
At Music and Arts I have had the opportunity to teach hundreds of students from the West Hartford community and I am so proud of their successes. I invite you to come and be part of my studio here in West Hartford.
Gonzalo Cortés, a native of Chile was formerly Principal Flute of the Classical Orchestra of Santiago, Chile. He studied with Alberto Harms at the Catholic University of Chile and earned an Artist Diploma from Duquesne University with Robert Langevin, Principal Flute of the New York Philharmonic, as his teacher. As a soloist and orchestral musician he has toured South America and the USA with different ensembles such as the Simon Bolivar Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfonica of Chile, Classical Orchestra of Santiago, Farmington Valley Chorale, Chorus Angelicus and Gaudeamus, Hartford Pops Band and the Symphony of South East Texas and has performed at numerous festivals such as the Orford Arts Centre's Academy of Music in Canada, Primer Festival International de Flauta in Rio de Janeiro, the Western Slope Music Festival in Crested Butte, Colorado and Frutillar, Chile, among others. In addition to Mr. Cortés' classical training pursuit, he is a proponent of World Music particularly flutes from around the world. He has recorded with the internationally acclaimed Chilean folk group Inti-Illimani as well as the Choral Arts Society of Washington, DC for the Naxos label. In 2006, Gonzalo released his CD, Valle, featuring an amazing collection of original music composed and performed by him that you can find on iTunes or CDBaby.com . He has also performed at the Tereza Carreño Theater in Venezuela, Teatro Municipal, Santiago, Chile the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. and the Sunken Garden Poetry and Music Festival at the Hillstead Museum in Farmington, CT among others and was invited to travel abroad and play as a soloist with the Classical Orchestra of Santiago, Chile. Currently he teaches flute at Miss Porter's School, Trinity College and the University of Connecticut Community School of the Arts. He is the founder and Artistic Director of Atacama Ensemble, Duo Del Sur and Arrau Chamber Ensemble. You can find him on the web at www.gonzalo- cortes.com .